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right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
. but this all that burned-out rubble anne makovec shows us some people are finding hope. >> it's not really worth saving but we did anyway >>> reporter: the only decipherable items left over from their three-bedroom home now fit in this box. >> like there are baseball cards in here and so i don't know why we took this. but we did. or an old yearbook, something like that. >> reporter: one week after the gas explosion decimated their neighborhood, the family suited up in hazmat gear to sift through the rubble that was once their home on glenview drive. >> it's like -- it's kind of like going to, i don't know, a cemetery. just everything was dead, you know? no life left to it. >> reporter: what was that life, the digging through rubble? >> it kind of felt like, you know, i don't know, like you weren't going to anything. that's the hard thing, is you're digging and you have so much stuff. >> reporter: adam and his mother mary weren't home at the time of the explosion. but dad greg was and barely escaped. he was badly burned when i got the chance to meet with him the day after the blast. he has
was so powerful, the usgs tonight tells us it registered as if it were a magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 6:11 last night. now, there are a number of stories, of course, coming out of this neighborhood today. some of them tragic, some of them absolutely amazing. ann notarangelo has the story of one man, it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: a lot of amazing stories as you know. four people confirmed killed in this explosion at least for now. the coroner's office says, though, they are waiting for the dental records to make positive identifications on those victims. 52 people injured in thi so far, four of those firefighters. 15 people were taken to local hospital by ambulance, the rest got there on their own. one man that allen was referring to is greg who lived at 100 glenview drive and has lived to tell an unbelievable story starting with when heard the explosion. >> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors went like -- exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw m
additional resources just west of us. not sure what that street is. >> you can hear chaos, confusion, over what exactly sparked that fireball. but it wasn't until hours later after lives and homes were lost that we learned it was a pipeline explosion. tonight we're hearing from those first responders about what exactly they faced. firefighters from 20 department came in to help. 18 minutes after they arrived, the fire reached six alarms. john ramos on how they described the inferno. >> i was off duty at the time. i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. and i turned to her and she look right at me and she said go. and i told her i would call her when i could >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i perjury was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened
tell us about that? >> story. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. they drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: as you saw from the piece, the owner of the home was not in a very talkative mood, allen so we don't know exactly what the status of those two caregivers is at the moment. but san mateo county officials are asking for an investigation into what happened. they are also going to be recommending a commendation for bob, bobby and others who helped in the situation. >> absolutely. questions that need answers. all right, len ramirez thank you. >>> tough questions about pg&e and the safety of its bay area pipelines. simon perez has the story. >> reporter: a mile section of pipe just north of here in san br
of curve is throwing some drivers off on highway 101. syme sume joins us from the newsroom to tell us what's behind the provocative billboard. >> reporter: if the purpose of an ad is to catch your attention this one definitely does it but how appropriate is it when the language is out there for all to see? >> reporter: the massive ad stands out on the side of 101 heading south through downtown san francisco. it's part of levi's campaign to show women come in not only different sizes but also different shapes. hence, the tag line. all asses were not created equal. >> i don't have a problem with it. >> come on, they are using the word asses now as a -- ad word. so, you know, is that appropriate? >> reporter: a spokesman says levi's chose the language because in worldwide surveys it reflects how women talk about their jeans. however, she refused to answer whether levi's considered the language appropriate for children to hear. >> it's inappropriate for all ages, i would think. i think we start to get desensitized to what is appropriate and what i would like my 5-year-old and my 8- year-old t
there in the spotlight. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate debated each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican carly fiorina. the first was earlier this month in moraga. now this time the debate was held on public radio. fiorina says boxer was an ineffective legislator who has accomplished very little during her 28 years in the senate. boxer fired back saying, fiorina's budget recommendations would be a disaster for california. >>> we have breaking news. late today the state supreme court prevented what would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. convicted killer albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tomorrow. but justices unanimously denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until next year. that's because california's supply of a lethal injection drug expires on friday. the new supply isn't due to arrive until next year. brown was convicted in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15- year-old girl in southern california. >>> nob
. >> reporter: the emergency room texting program is also used in hospitals in texas, florida and southern california. but doctors here in san jose say it makes sense to use the technology here because we are in the heart of silicon valley. >> thank you, sharon chin. >>> right now, we're watching a developing story on the peninsula. fire crews are mopping up after a fire broke out at the san carlos airport. several engines responding to this one. we can tell you the fire was reported inside one of the hangars. in the last few minutes we have seen fire crews focusing on the roof of the hangar. the fire was called in at 4273 this afternoon. it is fortunately well under control. >>> a south bay city college has issued a safety alert after a female student reported being attacked in the school's parking garage. san jose city college police say the incident happened tuesday afternoon. the victim says she was walking to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she says the suspects then grabbed her by the hips and pushed his body against hers. she was able to ge
-davis to show us what jerry brown and meg whitman hope to accomplish >>> reporter: they are filing into the venue to hear the candidates state where they plan to lead california. >>> reporter: political analysts say each candidate has unique challenges. for the 72-year-old brown it's a matter of convincing voters he is the right man to be governor again. brown has spent the past four decades in politics, including two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983. he must prove to voters that experience is an asset and will help him solve the state's problems rather than a liability, a sign he is out of touch with regular voters and without any real-world experience. conversely, whitman the former ceo of ebay must show her lack of experience is not a liability. the 54-year-old claims her business acumen is just the remedy for sacramento's seemingly endless run of budget deficits and political gridlock but some wonder whether this is the time to hire a political novice to the state's top job given that few problems were solved the last time that was tried. budget deficits have increased under
us with 100% certainty the number of people missing. >>> today at st. cecilia's catholic church, 8th graders mourn the loss of their classmate and school president,. >> she was a young lady everyone knew and loved and so we are trying to help the children deal with sadness, anger, confusion. >> reporter: she and her mother jackie were home when the pipeline exploded and are two of the four the coroner confirmed died. the others are 20-year-old jessica morales and chris torres said his 18-year-old mother elizabeth is one of the deceased. >> they haven't identified her yet. >> she has been missing for three days they have had her body at the morgue. >> reporter: then there are the injured, four burn patients remain at st. francis memorial their injuries range from critical to serious all are in stable condition. a spokeswoman said that in itself is good news. sf general is treating four patients the most serious a man in his 50s with burns in critical condition a woman in her 80s. another in her 60s serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation and a woman in her 80s with burns is
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